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Galen- Gateway to Easy and Effective Visual Testing
Apr 23 2024 |8 min read
Problem Statement

A leading e-commerce company struggled to maintain a consistent layout and functionality across diverse devices and screen sizes. Challenges such as disappearing elements and misalignment led to a subpar user experience and lower conversion rates. Manual testing proved to be time-consuming and error prone. They needed an automated solution to efficiently address these layout issues.

Client Information
  • The e-commerce company operates in multiple countries and caters to a diverse customer base
  • They offer a wide range of products across various categories
  • Millions of users access their platform daily through a wide range of devices and browsers
Key Challenges
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: Ensuring consistent layout and functionality across different devices, browsers, and screen resolutions
  • Manual Testing Limitations: Time-consuming, resource-intensive, and error-prone manual testing processes
  • Scalability: Adapting automated testing processes to accommodate the company's growing user base and expanding product offerings
  • Cost-Efficiency: Need for a cost-effective solution to automate layout testing

Integration of Galen into the existing Java testing framework

  • Development of test scripts defining layout rules
  • Execution of Galen's test scripts across various browsers, and screen resolutions
  • Reporting and analysis of generated reports to prioritize and address issues efficiently
  • Integration of Galen into the continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline

Galen Framework

  • Easy to learn, read, and write spec language for layout testing
  • Offers a rich JavaScript API for working directly with WebDriver, providing enhanced customization options
  • Provides detailed layout issue reporting for effective troubleshooting
  • Seamlessly integrates with CI/CD pipelines and Java frameworks
  • Highly customizable, tailoring testing to specific layout needs

Other Tools

  • Have a steeper learning curve and less intuitive syntax for layout testing
  • Other tools lack direct access to WebDriver, limiting customization possibilities
  • Have Basic reporting capabilities
  • Integration with CI/CD pipelines and Java frameworks is less seamless or requires additional configuration
  • Customization options are limited, resulting in less adaptable testing approaches
  • Improved User Experience: Enhanced consistency in layout and functionality across all platforms
  • Time and Cost Savings: Reduction in manual testing effort leading to significant cost savings
  • Faster Time to Market: Accelerated release cycles and deployment of updates while ensuring quality and continuous testing
  • Scalability: Ability to handle testing requirements efficiently as the user base and product offerings grow
  • Enhanced Quality Assurance: Proactive identification and resolution of layout issues, improving overall product quality and reliability
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